New racing economic indicators show purse increases

by | 01.05.2013 | 12:28pm

Recently-released thoroughbred racing economic indicators for 2012 show little change from the year before, excepting a 6.33 percent increase in U.S. purses. Wagering on American races was up 0.96 percent to $10,873,709,012. The same statistics for the month of December showed slight drops in wagering and race days and a small increase in purse totals.

The complete numbers are below.

December 2012 vs. December 2011

Wagering on U.S. Races* 

December 2012: $789,848,984

December 2011: $800,597,776

Percent change: -1.34%

U.S. Purses

December 2012: $71,478,436

December 2011: $69,878,527

Percent change: 2.29%

U.S. Race Days

December 2012: 335

December 2011: 346

Percent change: -3.18%

YTD 2012 vs. YTD 2011

Wagering on U.S. Races*

Annual 2012: $10,873,709,012

Annual 2011: $10,770,246,313

Percent change: 0.96%

U.S. Purses

Annual 2012: $1,124,260,862

Annual 2011: $1,057,381,289

Percent change: 6.33%

U.S. Race Days

Annual 2012: 5,310

Annual 2011: 5,298

Percent change: 0.23%

The complete numbers are below.
December 2012 vs. December 2011
Wagering on U.S. Races* 
December 2012: $789,848,984
December 2011: $800,597,776
Percent change: -1.34%
U.S. Purses
December 2012: $71,478,436
December 2011: $69,878,527
Percent change: 2.29%
U.S. Race Days
December 2012: 335
December 2011: 346
Percent change: -3.18%
 
YTD 2012 vs. YTD 2011
Wagering on U.S. Races*
Annual 2012: $10,873,709,012
Annual 2011: $10,770,246,313
Percent change: 0.96%
U.S. Purses
Annual 2012: $1,124,260,862
Annual 2011: $1,057,381,289
Percent change: 6.33%
U.S. Race Days
Annual 2012: 5,310
Annual 2011: 5,298
Percent change: 0.23%
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